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    “Home-Buying 101: Key Steps for First-Time Buyers”

    By Jane Fischer | August 29, 2023

    Your First Home: A Quick Guide for First-time Home Buyers So, you’re ready to step into the world of homeownership? It’s a thrilling journey, but like all adventures, it’s best approached with a roadmap. Here’s a concise guide to ensure your first-time home buying experience is smooth and memorable. 1. Set Your Budget: Before you... Read More

    Holiday Blues

    By Jane Fischer | December 20, 2022

    Christmas is often touted as “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year.” In fact, there’s even a song aboutit!But what if Christmas doesn’t spark a sense of joy inside of you? What if Christmas brings up feelings ofhurt, or loss, or disappointment? Instead of magic and wonder, you’re filled with anxiety and dread.There are people... Read More

    Celebrating World Kindness Day

    By Jane Fischer | November 8, 2022

    Celebrating World Kindness Day by Rachel Wumkes Celebrated each year on November 13th, World Kindness Day is an international holiday formed in 1998 to promote kindness throughout the world.  The purpose of the holiday is to spread kindness as a result of small gestures.  It encourages everyone to be kind and to advocate for kindness... Read More

    The Best North Iowa Small Town Schools

    By Jane Fischer | December 27, 2021

    Thankfully, Jane Fischer and her team of associates are skilled realtors, specializing in accommodating the needs of those who are looking for that perfect small-town fit.  A place to call home, raise a family, and enjoy the countless perks of rural North Iowa.  Read More

    Is Clear Lake Iowa a Good Place to Live?

    By Jane Fischer | July 28, 2021

    By: Rachel Smith Wumkes Life often presents itself with a plethora of choices; where to eat, where to shop, what show to binge-watch next.  The average human makes a whopping 35,000 choices each day.  Most of them are so mundane you may not even realize it is happening, yet there are a few that could... Read More

    The Benefits of Working with a Real Estate Professional to Sell your Home

    By Jane Fischer | July 1, 2021

    When it comes to selling your house, your time is money! If you decide to try to do it all on your own, here is what you will be responsible for. Read More

    The Risks of Listing Your House For Sale By Owner

    By Jane Fischer | June 29, 2021

    In a sellers’ market, some homeowners might be tempted to try to sell their house For Sale By Owner instead of working with a trusted real estate professional. Here are the risks. Read More

    Today’s North Iowa housing market is full of unprecedented opportunities

    By Jane Fischer | June 24, 2021

    Today’s North Iowa housing market is full of unprecedented opportunities. High buyer demand paired with record-low housing inventory is creating the ultimate sellers’ market, which means it’s a fantastic time to sell your house. Read More

    4 Tips to Maximize the Sale of Your Mason City Iowa House

    By Jane Fischer | June 22, 2021

    Tips for Mason City Iowa homeowners to leverage to sell their home for the best possible terms amid steady rise in home prices. Read More

    What are Closing Costs and How Much Should I Budget?

    By Jane Fischer | June 15, 2021

    When buying your North Iowa home, it’s important to have a budget and make sure you plan ahead for certain homebuying expenses. Saving for a down payment is the main cost that comes to mind for many, but budgeting for the closing costs required to get a mortgage is just as important. Read More